Sunday, January 1, 2012

On The Seventh Day of Christmas - Kate Lord Brown Shares a Camel

On the seventh day of Christmas Kate Lord Brown hangs a camel on the RNA tree...

Here is our cross eyed camel :) He's not the loveliest decoration on the tree, but means a lot as he was given to us at a clandestine live Nativity on a remote farm here last year (live camels, donkey, baby etc!), our first Christmas in the desert. 

Kate xx

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New Year's Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, the beautiful debutante daughter of a rich and adoring RAF commander, listens wistfully to the swing music drifting out from the ballroom, unable to join in the fun. With bombs falling nightly in London, she is determined that the coming year will bring a lot more than dances, picnics and tennis matches. She is determined to make a difference to the war effort. 5th January, 1941: Evie curses her fashionable heels as they skid on the frozen ground of her local airfield. She is here to join the ATA, the civilian pilots who ferry Tiger Moths and Spitfires to bases across war-torn Britain. Two other women wait nervously to join up: Stella Grainger, a forlorn young mother who has returned from Singapore without her baby boy and Megan Jones, an idealistic teenager who has never left her Welsh village. Billeted together in a tiny cottage in a sleepy country village, Evie, Stella and Megan must learn to live and work together. Brave, beautiful and fiercely independent, these women soon move beyond their different backgrounds as they find romance, confront loss, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.


Liz Harris said...

What an interesting reminder of what sounds as if it was an unusual Christmas!

It's great for you to have a tangible embodiment of your memories of that Christmas.

Liz X

Jan Jones said...

And now I want to know why it was clandestine, what you are doing in the desert...

Kate Lord Brown said...

It is, Liz! I think Clarence was a cross-eyed lion, but that's what we called him. Jan, my husband is posted out here, and as we are east of Sa*di any xian celebrations are low key:) Happy New Year all! K x

Jan Jones said...

Ah, that explains it. Happy New Year.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

He certainly has character. I can see why he's special.


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